Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Prints!

I recently uploaded a series of prints using Chine Colle methods on Etsy.
The images were printed in small editions and are reasonably priced.
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Calavera Fashion Show, Walking Altars

Tropico De Nopal will be hosting its sixth annual Calavera Fashion Show, Wearable Altars and celebrating it's 10yr Anniversary on Saturday, November 7, 2009

I have been invited to participate and I will be creating a piece that integrates historical painting, and personal relationships. Although I would like to keep the design a surprise... It is no surprise that it will be dedicated to my grandfather whom recently passed earlier this year.
My grandfather was a skilled tradesman who worked in the car and furniture upholstery industry for more than 50 years. He sewed all of his life, and I was fortunate enough to acquire his talent. I am my grandfather's legacy... and I hope to make him proud this November at the fashion show.

for more information please visit:

Calavera Fashion Show Walking Altars
Location: Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space
Street: 1665 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA


Kimberlee's Bikes For Kids Art Spectacular

Please Join me and other artists in assisting the KBK Foundation:
On November 7th Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids Bike Art Spectacular will launch in San Diego. The event will take place from 6-9 pm at the Quilt Art Vision Gallery at San Diego’s hottest new venue, Liberty Station, located just outside the city’s downtown. All monies raised will benefit Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that buys new bikes, helmets and locks for underprivileged children.
“We are very ..excited.. to be debuting Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids Bike Art Spectacular at the Quilt Art Vision Gallery,” says Dan Gindling, president of Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids, which honors Kimberlee Caledonia, a talented and avid cyclist who died of brain cancer in March 2008. “The gallery is brand new, features professional lighting, and has an open and airy feel to it."
The Bike Art Spectacular will feature bicycle-themed art from all over the world, ..including.. England, Australia, Canada, and, of course, the U.S. The art will be displayed and sold at the reception on November 7th. In addition, the reception will ..include.. a silent auction, door prizes, drinks and appetizers. Remaining art not sold at the reception will be featured in a special eBay auction from November 9-16.
“The support from the art community has been unbelievable,” says Gindling. “We have artists creating one-of-a-kind pieces for the event, plus, in the next few weeks we will be announcing major contributions by a couple of world-renowned artists.”
The donated art will feature original paintings, limited-edition prints, hand-embellished giclee’s, sculptures, photographs, recycled art, T-shirts, jewelry and cards which carry retail values from $5 to $5,000. For more ..information.. on the 501(c)(3) foundation, go to